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The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich

October 9, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus It seems that one of the agenda of the Trump administration is to make sure that the rich keeps getting richer, the poor stays where they are, while the middle class joins the latter. This is what the Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut will ensure through the redistribution of wealth from the masses …

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The Costs of Mass Deportations

September 27, 2017 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Mark Humphery-Jenner The Trump administration has committed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. However, such wide-reaching deportations are costly. Deportations carry significant direct costs. Wholescale deportations undermine the US labour

Trump’s Fall                      

September 22, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         As violent demonstrations linger domestically and nuclear risks loom abroad, the White House has flamed new domestic divisions, while paving the way for

Reading Keynes Correctly for Economic Success

September 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Milton Ezrati Obama’s economy faltered because he destroyed what the great economist John Maynard Keynes called “animal spirits” and that he identified as essential to sustain any expansion. Trump, though hardly a reader of Keynes, has nonetheless

Why Are Americans Renouncing Citizenship?

September 20, 2017 • Americas, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood Every three months, the US Treasury Department publishes a list of people who have renounced their US citizenship. Trump or no-Trump, the list of Americans giving up US citizenship keeps growing.   Every three months, the US Treasury

US-China History and Where We Are Today

September 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, ChinaComments (0)

By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a risky business, Ann Lee attempts to read the tea leaves by examining the historical relationship between

Venezuela – The National Constituent Assembly is in Place – But the Fight for Sovereignty Isn’t Over

August 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, AmericasComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Venezuela is set to have a National Constituent Assembly, but the struggle to regain its sovereignty is still facing powerful foes. In this article, Peter Koenig explores Valenzuela’s past and current political realities and its connections

Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America

July 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

Or The Eclipse of the Phillips Curve in America By Dan Steinbock While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest.   US experienced strong job growth in June,

US-China Ties in the Shadow of the Mueller Investigation

June 26, 2017 • Columns, World Politics, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         In the foreseeable future, the Trump administration will be constrained by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. How will it impact the White House’s

The Trump White House Under Siege

June 22, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                           Washington is planning to extend sanctions against Russia, once again. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is getting ready to cope with a special counsel’s